Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events

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Oct 21Midland Cross-Country Relays – Wolverhampton
Nov 4National Cross-Country Relays – Mansfield
Nov 11B’ham League/Midland Women’s League Cross-Country Race 1

If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place.
Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club.northbrook badge

Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing.

See the Membership Page for more info.

News Roundup

With the 2017/2018 cross-country season kicking off with the Midland Cross-Country Relays at Wolverhampton on 21 October you've just a few weeks to clean last season's mud of your spikes, or get yourself down to the running shop for a nice new pair. It's a busy season with six championship events and four Birmingham/Women's League races between now and mid-February. There'll be keen local competition in Division 2 of the League and Northbrook will be wanting to consolidate its position there as well as looking for achievement in the other races.

Northbrook Team Captains are starting to put together the various teams based on the responses to their online form. Not seen it yet - check your email inbox.

If you're new to cross-country check out the Beginners' Guide.

summer handicap

Staged on the first Wednesday of each month from April through to September, the Club's Summer Handicap series of six races consistently drew in a large number of Club regulars and guests.

A distinctly Autumnal evening greeted the runners gathered for the sixth and final Club Handicap on 6 September and, despite the fading light that accompanied the backmarkers, all 80 starters made it safely to the finish.

Craig Murray was the first Northbrook finisher, taking maximum points in the men's race, and recently-joined member Jackie Dooley was first Northbrook woman to cross the line.

Having run all six races it was the best five scores that counted for the three leaders of the men's table, with Andrew Ralph at the top of the men's finishing table and Paul McGurk in second place separating the leader from his father John Ralph in third.

Emma Boyle made sure of her place at the top of the women's table, with Rachel Clancy in second place and previous leader Jo Arden pushed down to third, with just 5 points separating the top three.
Full results will be published soon.
Results after Race 5
More info about the series ...

Northbrook 10k 2017 With a record 620 finishers the 15th edition of the Club's annual 10k road race on Sunday 9 July was the most popular yet. The race was won by Coventry Godiva Harriers' Alistair Smith in a time of 32m 49s and with a clear lead over second-placed Leamington member Paul Andrew (33m 17s). First woman was Jane Evans (Knowle & Dorridge) in 37m 53s, with Northbrook's Amanda Deavy and Anita Howe taking 2nd and 3rd prizes.
The 2km junior run was won by Ellen Taylor in an impressive time of 6m 1s. Second-placed Ryan Hill won the boys' prize.

Northbrook results

Despite the cool conditions and threatening skies there was an enthusiastic turnout of 23 teams for this relay race for teams of 3 people of different standards held on 28 June. Superb team organisation by Rich Cawley resulted in a close finish for the first few teams to complete the 3-mile undulating course. Bottles of wine were presented to the winning team of Helen Hodge, James Lacey and Amy Burdis. The second team of David Giles, Jane Edwards and Simon Davies and the third placed team of Dominic Price, David Mills and Joe Kelly received chocolates as prizes.

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Wednesday 19 July

Escaping what had earlier threatened to be a damp evening three dozen or so members and guests ventured over to Hampton in Arden for the Club's annual off-road outing. Taking trails and footpaths interspersed with some sections of road they made their way from Hampton in Arden station over stiles and through nettles and some brambles back to Tile Hill station.

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Jaguar Sports & Social Club Membership Renewal

Renewal is due now. You must take out Associate Membership of the Social Club to use the changing room and/or bar or car parking facilities.
Membership Renewal forms are available from Rich Cawley. You can also download a form by clicking on the link below. Return your completed form with payment (cheque made payable to Jaguar Sports & Social Club) to Rich on a Wednesday night or to the Leisure Centre or bar staff.
Membership/Renewal Form

If you are one of the many unlucky hopefuls whose application to run in the 2018 Virgin London Marathon is rejected don't despair. You may yet have another chance to be on the start line. The Club draw for its allocation of guaranteed entries will be held in November.

The draw will take place in the Jaguar Club bar on a Wednesday after training. The date is yet to be decided.

For more info and to see if you qualify go to the Club's London Marathon page.

Bob's Big Birthday Bash
Members and guests helped long-standing Club Chairman and Life Member Bob Adams celebrate his recent 60th birthday with a dinner party at Cosmo's, Coventry, and many others sent their best wishes.

Reflecting Bob's passion and commitment to Northbrook AC, and to his great surprise, a specially-commissioned cake decorated in the style of the club badge made a fitting appearance.

For once, Bob was speechless, apart from thanking everyone for their kindness, before leading them off for further bibulation in the City Centre.

The annual awards presentation on Saturday 28 January, attended by nearly 100 members and guests, was the opportunity for Club members to applaud their running colleagues as they collected their well-earned trophies.
Guest of honour Tony Miller from Bruker, main sponsor of the club's 10k race, presented the prizes, and club member Chris Archer's band Re:offenders provided live music.

Spencer DaviesRich Cawley

Thunderous applause greeted the winners of the voted awards, Spencer Davies as Club Person of the Year and Rich Cawley as Most Improved Runner both proving to be popular choices. Bob Adams

Club President Tony French presented a framed certificate to Bob Adams to mark his recent grant of Life Membership in honour of 32 years as a club member and a long-standing Club Chairman.

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Northbrook Road Race ChampsThe Road Race Champs tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results of qualifying races sent in to the web site.

Two-thirds of the way through the year and the competition for position at the top of the tables is pretty keen, with just a few points separating the leaders. Stuart Lumsden has taken over a narrow lead at the top of the men's table with five  distances completed. Amanda Deavy leads at the top of the women's table with maximum points from her five race distances.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2017

Warks Road Race LeagueThe Warwickshire Road Race League is a series of short and middle-distance road races running from Spring through to Autumn.
The 2017 series features 11 races starting with the Massey-Ferguson Tractor 10k in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in September.
With all 11 races completed Steve Turvey is the highest placed Northbrook runner with a 7th place in the MV35 category. Highest placed Northbrook woman is Louise Myers with a 10th position in the FSEN category.
In the team results Northbrook women are placed 5th, Northbrook men are also 5th.
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Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.

Notice Board

Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out these recent
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month
Amanda Deavy
Performance in Northbrook 10k and Sphinx Mile Relays.
John Ralph
Outstanding contribution to 10k race.

Lisa Nowak

Rich Cawley
BRAT 5k.
Previous Runners of the Month

Distance Training
There is a variety of Sunday morning distance routes leaving from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. Targeted towards the Birmingham Marathon in October these routes and distances are designed to get you in perfect shape for your race day.

A new set of sessions and routes starts on 5 November so look out for Clive's club mailings or visit Clive's page.


Club Kit
A range of Club branded running apparel available to members at attractive prices.
Visit the Northbrook Kit Shop to see what's on offer.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters that affect you.
Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 4 September

header_calendarThe Club Calendar has dates and venues for a selection of some favourite running events in and around the Midlands.

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Go to Coventry parkrun websiteCoventry Parkrun

Weekly Free 5km Timed Run.

It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site


Wednesdays at 7.30pm
Mondays at 6pm
Sundays at 9am


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